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March 13, 2020

Dear Mosaic Family,

After ongoing prayerful considerations, in light of Mayor Frank Scott’s encouragement where large gatherings of more than 200 are concerned, and desiring to do our part in helping to curb any further spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be providing Sunday morning worship and teaching online for the next three Sundays (March 15, 22 & 29), and not gathering at the church until it is again reasonable to do so.

In this moment of heightened awareness and vigilance, our primary concern and responsibility is the health and well-being of each of you, and more broadly the people of our community…especially the homeless, sick, and otherwise most vulnerable.

Read What the Early Church Can Teach Us About (Responding to) the Coronavirus

With such people in mind, know that our staff is determined to remain steadfast in providing assistance to them through a variety of ongoing (albeit modified) programs in the coming weeks. Indeed, we trust you will consider volunteering alongside us as may be needed and/or if called upon to represent Christ well in these days, as people committed to Him via Mosaic.

Beyond this, please help us help you as well in the following ways:

 

1. Remain Anchored in Faith

Over and over again, the Bible encourages us to live our lives by faith and not in fear.

  • “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • “Be anxious for nothing, but in prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God shall rule your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6)
  • “Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life… Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:25-27)
  • “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

(Psalm 139:16)

More than that, God expects His children to not only consider themselves, but others, too, in time of need… and in doing so represent the heart and hands of Jesus. Consider just a few such admonitions:

  • “But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:17, 18)
  • “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord...” (James 5:14)
  • “I was naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matthew 25:26)
  • “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27)

There is, of course, a fine line between faith and foolishness. In other words, we should by all means follow CDC guidelines for disease control and prevention in this season of concern.

Simultaneously, we should live and act in ways that will advance faith not fear, hope and help for all. Therefore, let us purpose to…

  • Represent Christ well as courageous witnesses and sacrificial servants in this moment, and to be remembered to His glory for having done so once the current crisis is over.
  • Become more disciplined in our prayer life and deepen our relationship with the Holy Spirit.
  • Be vigilant in our prayer life asking of God wisdom for government officials, strength for health professionals, and that help will be readily available for those in most need of assistance throughout Little Rock and our beloved 72204 community.
 

2. Be Engaged on Sunday Mornings 

Beginning this Sunday, March 15, at 10:45a, and until further notice, please plan to worship Jesus together as one each Sunday online, in solidarity and support of the efforts of others in the church determined to provide such an experience for you and your family.

Indeed, in this regard we will not skip a beat: our staff and lay leaders will continue to work hard to provide uplifting music and relevant teaching for you each week rooted in God’s word. In fact, last year we upgraded technology in the Sanctuary to provide a more reliable and quality live stream experience of Mosaic for you when you’re away and for others watching around the world. Thank you again for financially contributing to this effort! The decision to do so at the time seems now a wise move.

In addition...

  • Online engagement of children via Mosaic Kids will follow immediately at the conclusion of the online service.
  • Worship and teaching in Spanish will also be streamed online via Facebook (MosaicoLatinos) beginning at 10:15a each week.

Also, please take a moment as well to set-up an online giving option so as to remain faithful in your financial support of the ongoing work and mission of Mosaic, which is entirely dependent on our collective generosity.

 

3. Participate Online in Small Group Gatherings

For those of you involved in small groups via a specific Season of Life or Common Cause, etc., these will continue to meet via Zoom and/or Facebook live. More information will be sent from your small group leaders in the days ahead. While small groups of people connecting via Mosaic for personal encouragement, spiritual growth, or ministry service, etc., whether in homes or at the church, may in fact continue to meet (having not yet been discouraged from doing so by local government and health officials). In all such instances, however, we do ask that any and all people so doing follow CDC guidelines for disease control and prevention.


4. Stay Connected Throughout the Week

Please take a moment to help us help you where ongoing communication and engagement with the church is concerned:

 

5. Let Us Know How We Might Help or Pray

If you or others you know have specific needs in the coming weeks, please don’t hesitate to contact your Season of Life or Common Cause Pastors directly (see below) or Pastor Terrie Runnels who will also be helping to coordinate efforts.

  • Lawrence and Liz Hicks (Legacy)Mosaics with children 7th-12th grade and/or empty-nesters
  • Alex and Erin Diaz (Voyagers)Mosaics with children birth through 12th grade
  • Josh and Kim Harris (Pursuit)Mosaics who are young adults and/or young marrieds without children
  • Paul Kroger (Common Cause)Mosaics connected and serving in specific areas of outreach

 

Finally, be assured: we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust plans as needed. More than that, be certain of our love for you all–the faithful, courageous, and sacrificial people of Mosaic. What an honor it is to walk, work, and worship God together as one with you for the sake of the Gospel and the glory of God! There are no other people we’d rather do so with, and truly no other place we’d rather be.

 

One in Christ with you,

Elders, Pastors, Staff, and Deacons.


 

 


3/12/2020 Update-

 

 

Good evening, Mosaic family...

 

In light of Mayor Frank Scott’s encouragement earlier today (where large gatherings of more than 200 are concerned) and desiring to do our part in helping to curb any further spread of COVID-19, we will be providing Sunday morning worship and teaching online only for the next three Sundays (March 15, 22 & 29), and not otherwise meeting at the church. More information will soon be forthcoming, information that will also outline our determination in this season to continue ministering to people in need throughout our community.

 

In the meantime, keep checking back here for updates and also take a moment to sign-up to receive additional updates via email. Simply follow this link: https://bit.ly/39HZrUd

 

One in Christ with you,

 

The Elders and Staff of Mosaic

 

 


On Sunday, March 8 our pastors presented an overview of our COVID-19 Safety Protocol Plan for Mosaic Church.  This plan has been put in place and the staff and leaders are working diligently to materialize the different phases of it.  As events unfold in our state, we will activate other aspects of this safety protocol.

Please watch this video to learn more about the first phase of our plan, and scroll down to find answers to frequently asked questions in this regard.

Also, please keep checking this page or our Facebook page for updates to this information. 


 

FAQs:

What does our cleaning/sanitation process currently look like?

Our facilities are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected several times a week and after every large-scale event.  Our staff and cleaning contractors have increased the scope and frequency of this cleaning and we are asking our volunteers to help us clean after services/activities are completed.  We have also placed stations throughout the church with sanitizer for your convenience. 

 

Are all of our frequently touched surfaces involved in the cleaning process (i.e., doors, handles, water fountains, tables, sinks, check-in stations, touchscreens)?

Yes.

 

Are we asking our volunteers/door greeters/welcome teams to refrain from shaking hands?

Yes.  And we are asking everyone in our congregation to refrain from physical contact during services, especially during "meet and greet" time.

 

What does our cleaning/sanitation process look like for kids' rooms?

We already had a very robust cleaning and disinfecting process in place for our kids' rooms.  Our Children's Pastor and staff are now adding additional steps and frequency of cleaning to ensure the highest possible level of safety and sanitation for our children.  Every kids' area is cleaned and sanitized before and after each service on Sunday and several times during the week after other activities.

 

How will the Coronavirus impact Sunday services?

Our leadership team and worship leaders are developing online options for Sunday services and activities like small groups etc should the need arise.  We would utilize options such as live streaming and Facebook Live to still enable Mosaic members to have a level of community, connection and worship.  This option would be activated when the context demands it, and we are following the lead of our Executive Pastor who has extensive expertise in the matter. 

 


12 de Marzo de 2020,

 

 

Buenas tardes, familia mosaico ...

 

A la luz del aliento del alcalde Frank Scott el día de hoy (en lo que respecta a grandes reuniones de más de 200) y deseando hacer nuestra parte para ayudar a frenar cualquier propagación de COVID-19, estaremos brindando adoración y enseñanza dominical por la mañana solo en línea para los próximos tres domingos (15, 22 y 29 de marzo), y no reunirse de otra manera en la iglesia. Pronto se enviará más información, información que también describirá nuestra determinación en esta temporada de continuar ministrando a las personas necesitadas en toda nuestra comunidad.

 

Mientras tanto, sigue revisando aquí las actualizaciones y también toma un momento para registrarte y recibir actualizaciones adicionales por correo electrónico. Simplemente siga este enlace: https://bit.ly/39HZrUd

 

Uno en Cristo contigo

 

Los ancianos y el personal de mosaico

 


El domingo 8 de marzo, nuestros pastores presentaron una visión general de nuestro Plan de Protocolo de Seguridad COVID-19 para la Iglesia Mosaico. Este plan se ha implementado y el personal y los líderes están trabajando diligentemente para materializar las diferentes fases del mismo. A medida que se desarrollen los eventos en nuestro estado, activaremos otros aspectos de este protocolo de seguridad.

 

Mire el video en esta página para obtener más información sobre la primera fase de nuestro plan y desplácese hacia abajo para encontrar las respuestas a las preguntas frecuentes al respecto.

 

Además, siga revisando esta página o nuestra página de Facebook para obtener actualizaciones de esta información.

 

Preguntas frecuentes:

 

¿Cómo se ve actualmente nuestro proceso de limpieza / saneamiento?
Nuestras instalaciones se limpian y desinfectan a fondo varias veces por semana y después de cada evento. Nuestro personal y los contratistas de limpieza han aumentado el alcance y la frecuencia de esta limpieza y estamos pidiendo a nuestros voluntarios que nos ayuden a limpiar después de que se completen los servicios / actividades. También hemos colocado estaciones en toda la iglesia con desinfectante para su conveniencia.

 

¿Todas nuestras superficies tocadas con frecuencia están involucradas en el proceso de limpieza (es decir, puertas, manijas, fuentes de agua, mesas, fregaderos, estaciones de check-in, pantallas táctiles)?
Si.

 

¿Cómo afecta esto a la comunión?
Las personas que sirven a la comunión usarán guantes en todo momento desde el momento de la preparación hasta que termine la comunión. Continuamos monitoreando los eventos actuales y tomaremos decisiones al respecto en cuanto se produzcan mas eventualidades.

 

¿Estamos pidiendo a nuestros voluntarios / equipos de bienvenida que se abstengan de estrechar la mano?
Si. Y estamos pidiendo a todos en nuestra congregación que se abstengan de contacto físico durante los servicios, especialmente durante el tiempo de "conocer y saludar".

 

¿Cómo es nuestro proceso de limpieza / saneamiento para las habitaciones de los niños?
Ya teníamos un proceso de limpieza y desinfección muy robusto para las habitaciones de nuestros hijos. La pastora de niños y su equipo están agregando pasos adicionales y frecuencia de limpieza para garantizar el nivel más alto posible de seguridad y saneamiento para nuestros pequeños. El área de cada clase se limpia y desinfecta antes y después de cada servicio el domingo y varias veces durante la semana después de otras actividades.

 

¿Cómo impactará el Coronavirus en los servicios dominicales?
Nuestro equipo de liderazgo y líderes de adoración están desarrollando opciones en línea para servicios y actividades dominicales como grupos pequeños, etc., en caso de que sea necesario. Utilizaríamos opciones como transmisión en vivo y Facebook Live para permitir que los miembros de Mosaic tengan un nivel de comunidad, conexión y adoración. Esta opción se activaría cuando el contexto lo requiera, y estamos siguiendo el liderazgo de nuestro Pastor Ejecutivo que tiene una amplia experiencia en el tema.